Rise Up Africa Poem by Matt Starking

Rise Up Africa

Rating: 3.9

Africa, Africa
rise up Africa
Africa, Africa
stand up Africa
when will you learn Africa
your sons and daughters are calling
they are crying
for they are starving
when will you change
oh Africa
you hate wisdom
so do not have freedom
and mystery consuming your kingdom
to be brave means disrespect
you have lost a great prospect
Africa, Africa
rise up Africa
Africa, Africa
wake up Africa
For Political atrocities
Destroying our beautiful cities
Please do away with corruption
do what is right
That is the only tradition
Not this religious illusion
Seek nature; for education
is the best solution
Africa, Africa
Stand up Africa

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: africa,change,wake up call
Aftab Alam Khursheed 04 April 2013

I love you and your call recently i wrote Somalia and other calling world to put on eyes and save the poeple read my I am Dead

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 March 2023

Amazing poem, truly enhoyed the patriotic rhythm in these words, precious words from an honest heart. TOP Marks, dear African Poet, I just found you today and I was here since 2013. TFS

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A B Faniki 07 October 2019

A patrotic poem that provokes a refection on Africa. Well done dear poet for penning this

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Chinedu Dike 06 March 2017

Brave utterances set aside for honest reflection. Africa, an endowed continent that relentlessly wallows in the throes of economic woes. An insightful piece of poetry, focussed and factual. Thanks for sharing King and do remain blessed.

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Godfrey Morris 25 May 2015

Africa rise up! True ting its about time.

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A wake up call that if heeded can bring transformation to our great continent!

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